[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure Track Position in Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes, San Francisco State University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Sep 18 20:45:57 MDT 2015

Tenure Track Position in Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes
The College of Science & Engineering at San Francisco State University (SF =
State) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Profess=
or position in Coastal and Estuarine Physical Coastal Processes beginning A=
ugust 2016. The position is in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences=
 (E&CS), but the faculty member will be expected to be an important contrib=
utor to the research and teaching missions of the Romberg Tiburon Center (R=
TC) for Environmental Studies.

E&CS & RTC seek an individual with a background in physical processes in co=
astal and estuarine environments with a specialization in coastal circulati=
on or physical oceanography, hydrodynamics, morphodynamics or sediment tran=
sport who use a variety of approaches including observations and modeling. =
The Department of Earth & Climate Sciences (tornado at sfsu.edu<http://tornado=
.sfsu.edu/>), has 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty and five lecturers. It of=
fers a BS degree in Earth Sciences, with emphases in Geology, Hydrology, an=
d Ocean, Weather and Climate; a BA degree in Earth Sciences; and a MS degre=
e in Geosciences. Together, these programs enroll about 130 undergraduate m=
ajors and 20-25 MS students. E&CS and the main campus house an X-Ray Fluore=
scence (XRF) lab, the Electron Microscopy Facility, and several classrooms =
and student spaces equipped with computers for instructional use.

The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (rtc.sfsu.edu<http://r=
tc.sfsu.edu/>) is San Francisco State University's interdisciplinary resear=
ch center focused on marine and estuarine environments. RTC's mission is to=
 support experimentation, innovation and education that enhance understandi=
ng of bays, coasts, and oceans. RTC is also home to the San Francisco Bay N=
ational Estuarine Research Reserve, the Smithsonian Environmental Research =
Center and Taxon Biosciences, Inc. The Center is located approximately 20 m=
iles north of the main campus on the Tiburon Peninsula on a 34-acre waterfr=
ont parcel on the shore of San Francisco Bay. RTC facilities include: a res=
earch center with laboratories, classrooms and administrative offices; addi=
tional offices and classrooms in a second building; the Bay Conference Cent=
er; the Ohrenschall Guest House, Marine/Technical Operations Shops, and flo=
w through and recirculating Bay/seawater facilities. RTC operates several b=
oats used for research including a 38' aluminum hulled vessel, the R/V Ques=
tuary, a 21' C-Dory, and several Boston Whalers. We offer an interdisciplin=
ary MS degree in Marine Science based at RTC and teach a variety of undergr=
aduate courses from different academic departments at the Center. Presently=
, 16 Ph.D. level scientists (tenured/tenure-track or research faculty) from=
 the departments of Biology, Geography & the Environment, Chemistry & Bioch=
emistry, and Physics and four postdoctoral associates lead research efforts=
 that involve 25 research technicians and 60 masters level graduate student=
s and support approximately $3 million in grant supported expenditures annu=
ally. In addition, SF State is a consortium member of the Moss Landing Mari=
ne Laboratories; an active participant in the California State University's=
 Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST); and an academic =
affiliate of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Ma=
rine and Estuarine focused institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Ar=
ea provide additional avenues for collaboration.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a physical science discip=
line related to Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes. Post-doctoral exp=
erience preferred. Candidates should have a strong background in coastal ci=
rculation or physical oceanography, hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, or sedim=
ent transport, using a variety of approaches including observations and mod=
eling. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to develop an outstanding, e=
xternally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate stud=
ents. The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teac=
hing-with teaching interests or experience in the area of coastal physical =
processes-and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate l=
evels. Candidates must have an active record of research related to their s=
pecialty area and evidence of external support or the potential for externa=
l funding of these activities. Candidates are preferred who have teaching a=
nd/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching=
 in the area of coastal physical processes, mentoring and advising graduate=
 and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing interdisciplinary=
 research program, develop research collaborations with faculty at RTC and =
in E&CS, as well as teaching courses in coastal physical processes and othe=
r areas that support graduate and undergraduate education at RTC and in E&C=
S, and engage in ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed positi=
on description available at http://tornado.sfsu.edu/PositionAnnouncement/Te=

Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with=
 qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retiremen=
t and other benefits.

Application Process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, statem=
ents of research interests and teaching philosophy, and names and contact i=
nformation of three references, online at the Academicjobsonline.org Web si=
te (athttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/SFSU/geology/6076/apply). (Letters=
 of recommendation may be requested at a later date.) Review of application=
s begins November 1st 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. =
For questions about the position, contact Dr. Petra Dekens (E&CS) dekens at sf=
su.edu (415-338-6015) or Dr. Ellen Hines (RTC) ehines at sfsu.edu (415-338-351=
2), the Hiring Committee co-chairs.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State Universi=
ty system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and gra=
duate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship=
, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intell=
ectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers a=
nd demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, schola=
rship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a stro=
ng commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members=
 of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed s=
atisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. =
Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the appl=
ication status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employe=
es who apply for the position.
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